Monday, January 16, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Running

Ruby Tuesday (2) reappears, with the only proviso that the post include a lot or a little red. An easy rule to follow, especially when a bold hue can brighten the scene immeasurably...

Today, I revert to my archives to the year 2001, the place a quiet Nauset Beach in Orleans Massachusetts, at the 'elbow' on Cape Cod. This beach is this day sitting above an unusually calm Atlantic Ocean.

The view is mostly bland with the sand in tan, the ocean in a briny blue and the sky a misty gray.

The color arrives courtesy of then 10 year old Cameron, trotting toward the photographer - clad in RED! The stark ruby contrast to the bland is readily apparent in the shirt. And a happy kid on vacation at the beach as way far from bland! Thanks for hosting RT, MMT!

14 comments:

Patti said...

I love this photo of our Cameron! He looks happy indeed.

Lola said...

Yes, he looks so happy!

Happy RT2!

chubskulit said...

Who wouldn't be happy when you're at the beach? A paradise for kids and adults alike!

Liz said...

Great capture. I love his smile.

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Kim, USA said...

Looks like he had a lot of fun!


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Dianne said...

your children have the most wonderful smiles

Rinkly Rimes said...

The red is so vivid against the duller sand. I suppose the young man is very different by now. But equally charming, I'm sure.

Felisol said...

So much vivid eager in Cameron's face.
I hope he still has that wonderful ability to happiness.
Great catch.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Cameron certainly looks filled with the joy of just being alive! Great action shot! And wow does that red T shirt stand out!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Great way to introduce the red - but it's overshadowed by that wonderfully natural smile!

RED Rocks!!

Carletta said...

Somehow it doesn't matter the sand is bland and the sky gray because Cameron's smiling face says it all - when you're on vacation all that matters is vacation and loved ones.
Don't you look at this and wonder where that little boy and time has gone?
My son and his son visited this weekend - what a wake up call. :)

Cheryl said...

It's easy to be joyful with a shirt like that.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This looks more like a head-on charge than a trot to me!

BOY IN BRIGHT RED SHORTS

Boy in bright red shorts,
With a shirt of blue,
Strolling on the Malec√≥n —
I wish I were you;

Carefree and content,
Nothing much to do,
Chillin’ in your bright red shorts
And your shirt of blue.


© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Child of the Huichol

Leah H. said...

That is a beautiful photo. And, his red shirt is perfect for the meme:)

Visiting for RT 2! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.sweethomephilippines.com/2012/01/radio-control-dune-buggy.html